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find out more visit. they want to get you get your time. a former cia technical assistant to expose non-power the u.s. surveillance network comes forward and says enough is for his life it insists he's done nothing wrong. riot police charge through clouds of tear gas in the turkish capital as clashes erupt again on warnings that his patience with protesters is limited. mind your manners u.k. police are warning twitter users after a flurry of arrests for abusive messages including one concerning the soldier to death in london and she claims she may have deserved it.
a look back at the events which shaped the week candidates developments this is out . the identity of the man behind the leak of the global mega surveillance network run by the u.s. government has been revealed now did snowden a former cia technical assistance has come forward despite fears for his life and the lives of those who are close to him. i could be you know rendered by the cia i could have a people come after me or any of their third party partners you know they would they work closely with a number of other nations or you know they could pay off the truck you know any any if their agents or assets we've we've got a cia station just up the road in the consulate here in hong kong i'm sure that they're going to be very busy for the next week. and that's that's a fear i'll live under for the rest of my life however long that happens to be you can't come forward against the world's most powerful intelligence agencies and be
completely free from risk because they're such powerful adversaries the no one can meaningfully oppose them. if they want to get you they'll get you in time. details of the seven year old prison system slowly emerging smoking outrage in the u.s. and abroad potentially hundreds of millions of people worldwide may be having that information to set to buy washington phone records online browsing history and even credit card transactions are reportedly being tracked using data obtained from internet companies president obama's has defended the program saying some privacy can be sacrificed in return for security for my and my five officer in the whistleblower on the national says those in the security services see injustice every day and that's what spurred some of them to act. this happens time and time again and as the the powers of the state and the power of the corporate corporate
estate become greater and people come more concerned about civil liberties not just within their own countries but also the implications around the world people are worried about this the implications so i think that more young people within the intelligence agencies are going to think well actually we doing this for good reason will bad reason and they will speak out well often people who do blow the whistle do try and deal with it in-house i mean certainly we did it and you go to your boss or you say this is wrong you say that you know perhaps we should learn from mistakes made or whatever it is and they tell you just to shut up not rock the boat and follow orders now particularly we're looking to situation where intelligence agencies are being asked to spy on their fellow citizens or to draw up cia drone kill lists across the middle east or to kidnap and torture people terrorist suspects and we have a situation now where young people are going to be coming into this room thinking all is this right should we be doing this to our fellow human beings and if it's not right what can you do that goes no where you're told to shut up. the only other
way in in this internet age i think is to go public and get the maximum exposure and across the atlantic the details of the surveillance network has caused shock and the e.u. officials now are demanding answers from washington brussels has long been suspicious of american internet giants which it believes has been too flippant with regards to privacy some government figures have even called for a boycott of certain corporations and britain has also been implicated with sources saying its intelligence services had direct access to the prism program civil rights activist eugene for here says the global implications are immense. lincoln make up a really very very massive database of millions of citizens of almost all of their activities what they're doing and there's quite a bit you can construct from knowing every single place you go every day who you talk to and how you talk to them i can tell you quite a bit about and this is being collected on millions and millions of citizens completely indiscriminately which means there's a giant database of american citizens activities on
a daily basis that the government has or its control and it's keeping under secret lock and key and we are no idea how they can use it legally using really harmful where there's a wide range of people around the world who could be affected by this i mean imagine something as simple as your college and roommate was from russia and you stay in contact and you continually talk to each other back and do something or to go on record decide. create some sort of pattern about you given what happened in the boston bombing and then they can use that as a pretext to search your entire house and so i think certainly that not only national international concerns very well meanwhile the trial of another major whistleblower started in earnest this week in the u.s. we can bradley manning was accused by the prosecution of knowing the aiding the enemy among the files he leaked was a video from the patchy helicopter gunning down journalists and civilians in iraq his disclosure also revealed a much higher civilian death toll in iraq and afghanistan campaigns and was
previously admitted by washington manning insists he was motivated by the need to show the public the truth never led to war crimes. important has more now on a government's preference for secrecy over transparency. the military court martial against private first class bradley manning begins at a complicated time for the obama administration u.s. journalists have been spied on an unprecedented number of whistleblowers have been imprisoned and access to the truth many say grows increasingly harder by the day we have a severe problem with transparency and secrecy in this country that's for sure our problem is a cult of secrecy extreme levels of dystopian secrecy washington classified ninety two million documents in the year two thousand and eleven that's the last count we have to put things in perspective what bradley manning leaked is less than one percent of that manning pleaded guilty to ten of the twenty two charges he faces
the twenty five year old said he wanted the public to know how the u.s. military campaigns in iraq and afghanistan had little regard for human life it should be clear to anybody paying attention to bradley manning. thought of himself at the times in whistleblower that he did what he did because he thought he was making the world a better place he's in no way a time american and has never expressed and he american sentiments in any way in fact he's always said that he is and was driven by a sort of sense of patriotism and prosecutors however are pursuing a court marshal on the remaining charges including the espionage act and aiding the enemy which carries a life sentence in prison in an interview with democracy now julian assange addressed washington's allegations that manning aided the enemy by going to wiki leaks if that president is allowed to be erected it will be interesting things for a slightly. it means it's a potential death penalty for any person in the military speaking to
a journalist about the sensitive matter secondly it also remember oils the journalist and the publication strain of communication that they would say to the enemy and therefore making them susceptible as well to the espionage act which also has a capital offense that is and that is part of the. us. is part of the u.s. attorneys. are so broadly we hope this letter finds you healthy and strong daniel ellsberg known as the original whistleblower leaked seven thousand government documents to the press in one thousand nine hundred seventy one revealing the truth about the vietnam war more than four decades later he says the u.s. government is going to even greater lengths to keep the public in the dark call of the war on truth telling truth telling specifically about truth and the government
doesn't want. truth about government crimes or law but the public needs to know. if military prosecutors successfully prove that whistleblowing is aiding the enemy then bradley manning could spend the rest of his life in prison a verdict handed down under a president who promised to usher in an era of transparency when he stepped into the white house according to new york. r.t. . and drones strike again the killing of seven more people just days after the newly sworn in pakistani prime minister called for a holes today as washington remained silent about the intended targets were in the program we look at the plots of civilians who fall victim to america's war on terror. the tenth night of violent protests is underway in anchorage with riot
police formations charging stone throwing protesters to gas and water cannon already in action the demonstrators appear to be undeterred a record number of protesters was reported on such the nights and more are now expected. reports from turkey. well again the protesters have come under fire from police and on karate this is the second day in a row that such such an event has happened in fact all cries one of those is it one of the turkish cities which has been under a lot of pressure when it comes to police reacting to the protests in fact it has been gassed or somehow the water cannons have been used some protesters almost every single day off the protests which have been going for more than a week at this point almost two weeks in istanbul there worrying trend here is that the prime minister don't want continues to talk about his supporters who are also getting ready to go to the streets according to a don't want to use their patience is running thin and those who are siding with the prime minister are ready to take to the streets and express their points of
view is that of course happens that all of allister experts are predicting a sat at extreme civil unrest in the country and all of all of them of course are hoping that that will not be the case as it stands at this point people in istanbul show absolutely no determination to go anywhere they have been camping out here and tech scene and in gezi park for more than a week at this point their main demand is also to see the prime minister leave his post but the prime minister obviously has made it clear that he is not going anywhere exactly how things have been developing for for for more than a week of protests in turkey particularly in istanbul and of all the points of the protest here is the report that we have filed earlier. and. i felt that i was hit so i put my hand up to go took it away there was blood gushing down my hands everywhere i saw my friends in boston to get me out of that so he put me in a taxi i don't remember what happened next because i passed out i woke up in
hospital where i stayed for the next day. photojournalist just met she quits there when the peaceful protests spiraled into noël out standoff between the police and protesters in taksim square more than forty seven hundred people. are said to have been injured during clashes with police over the past week with amnesty international calling for an investigation into how the turkish police handled the protest rallies spread to squares and parks all over the country by then the message was no longer just about the trains. i will go on to have they change their plans about the park and give us our freedoms. ergo i think that there. but the prime minister knew exactly who he wanted to blame for the ever growing protest movement there is a problem called twitter right now and you can find every kind of lived there the thing that is called social media is the biggest trouble for society right now according to the thousands and give the park are looters and alcoholics being
spurred on by foreign spies who infiltrated crowds of demonstrators to spread dissent among the turks reportedly fifteen foreigners were arrested for their alleged role in the protests. i know what he's thinking when he says what he does he wants to show that he's still got power to those who support him but he doesn't know what to do with the protest as large as they were for the first couple of days the demonstrations went ignored by the turkish media. from c.n.n. international. you get the polies the people and then you shake. in the commentary so it's. actually the pressure of the prime minister that is reflected on the media and we think it's unfair other channels the international channels sharing this information and we have to find out about it on the international channels it's unfair to the people at this point the protests are so
huge they're impossible to ignore pretty much just like the barricades that people continue to build a lot over the city to keep the police out and get everyone insists that the destruction of the park will continue to go on as planned and that leads one to wonder what exactly is in the future for the turkish prime minister with his team in this regard to the opinion of hundreds of thousands of people in istanbul and in a party. who has been among those demanding a thorough probe into the use of excessive force to crush the demonstrations the prime minister rebuked brussels saying a similar process would heat with far greater brutality and the european union. videos and images have emerged on the internet through the week showing riot police firing tear gas using pepper spray and beating campaigners it's also been reported that over the past twelve years turkey has increased its tear gas stock fifty fold the mostly american made supplies bringing the total arsenal to six hundred twenty
eight tons something that cost turkish taxpayers around twenty one million dollars r.t. spoke to one man who says he felt the full force of the heavy handed policing as a protester i am one of two mosques that has been explored by did cheer gas and water cannon it were used. and of course crying and sneezing and since i had asked a man during the event i had multiple severe ask him x.x. and i can say that may improve booker police and government they want to create fear and i'm sorry ordination they cannot scare us we are the people we are nation we are turkish we are turkish they cannot change that they know that and this is i can say that i mean i love to explain that this is a peaceful event we do not do any harm to anyone or anything. but however provokers such as government the police officer calls us and shows us that we heard
every word without any reason that's we cannot accept that plan on our website we have more on how anger against the government has been spreading across turkey and r.t. dot com you also find images and photos from our film crew in istanbul which is closely following the unrest you can browse the footage in the in the vision section. shark seals are born to right on the ice fields of the white sea. throughout the twentieth century the pups were hunted for their snow white furs. russia imposed a ban on this trade and hunters have since been replaced by tourists but will these
welcome back to the program the newly sworn in that pakistani prime minister has summoned the u.s. envoy after a drone strike killed seven in the northwest of the country it's came just days after an hour sorry for once again called on washington to halt the strikes and respect the country's sovereignty meanwhile the u.s. president continues to defend the deadly program claiming it actually saves more lives and it takes the latest attack only adds to a worrying tally of america's drone war in pakistan almost nine hundred civilians have died in the attacks which supposedly only target terrorists of those almost two hundred where reportedly children number of strikes has risen sharply june barack obama's presidency six times more than under his predecessor these accounts now for the impact on those who are caught in the find. the locals call it death in the skies in pakistan's northwest tribal region an american drone as seen
from the ground it's become the weapon of choice in the u.s. war on terror and this is the damage it can wreak under president obama more than three hundred such strikes in pakistani soil against alleged al qaeda and taliban suspects. but ordinary civilians also pay a price this man is one of them i mean it was on his way to work at a mine near his village when a drone struck the area he lost his leg in the attack three other miners who were with them lost their lives we live in constant fear of another strike we are simple villagers who are stuck in a war that we didn't ask for it's a hopeless feeling death is above our heads all the time. although the attack took place three years ago i mean a loss says the pain is still severe the sight of his injuries upsets his four children meanwhile depression anxiety and lingering fear have pushed him to take up tranquilizer pills. in the americans should be able to tell an ordinary person from
a taliban leader they should know who they're killing what did we do to deserve this. this isn't my ex. drone arctic it's a question echoed by now dar who lost part of his hearing his short term memory and nearly his foot on. the drone shockwave was so intense that it threw us outside far from the place where we were sleeping after several minutes there was another strike and it killed many more people in many ways the epicenter of the cia's highly classified drone program as a black hole on the map a region of pakistan off limits to outsiders especially westerners now evidence of the drone strikes is almost impossible to get but these were smuggled to islamize bought from the tribal areas they're believed to be fragments of actual hellfire missiles retrieved from a war zone most americans never get to see fragments collected by nor behind a local journalist who spent years documenting the civilian toll of drones
especially on children just images of the living and the dead for nor it's personal . whenever my three year old daughter hears a plane she runs inside and won't sleep that night the children here have been traumatized by the drones the sound of a door banging shot is enough to terrify them. and that fear can turn to anger a new generation radicalized by the war carrying out drone strikes killing innocent people who are not part of the conflict you just why didn't the conflict you're giving a reason to people who were not part of the conflict to become part of the conflict . of course this is make me hate the americans we are angry and want revenge. they've destroyed our lives my parents my wife my children we all see america as our worst enemy now while promising to rein in their use the white house says drones are both legal and effective that's. all that's on.
us. when translated by defense that's cold comfort for the victims. r t pakistan so all that well news for you now protesters in spain have rallied against continued cuts to social welfare and on going home vixens they're in straight is fall through central madrid waiting for cards and chanting slogans against the major financial institutions it's a year since spain asked for help from the e.u. and i.m.f. to save its banking system. a group of dangerous students have been injured in the double decker bus crash in the german city of munich the students all aged between sixteen and nineteen were in the top half of the bus was on or off as it passed on the railway bridge where you see services believe the driver may not have seen the
light restriction sign. off the mountain negotiations north and south korea to hold two days of high level talks later this week and so the new south korean president said she wants to reestablish trust with one of the months of growing tension while the north says it's looking to kick start a joint commercial things which was shut off was it when sanctions. well think twice before you tweet that's advice from police and media experts in the wake of a number of arrests in the u.k. for posting offensive messages on twitter but under correspondent sarah firth reports on how british police are playing catch up when it comes to laying down the law to counter abusive online comments. we trust our officers with a baton we trust some of the c.i. sprit and yet for some reason we can't trust them a twitter account in the wake of the recent will it murder a number of arrests were made across the country after police responded to tweets
it was the latest clear sign that police are in placing seychelle media in a way they never have before twitter might be new police territory but their actions tread a fine line already some unfamiliar with the legal ramifications of their tweets per felt the full force of the law one notable example came after a tweet to footballer james mcclean joining in online anger at the footballers decision not to wear a remembrance day poppy katie aiden lucky tweeted he deserved to be shot dead alongside a picture of bullets two weeks later and he was arrested by manchester police do you feel like you are lying looking back on their. time. i think i. thought i was consequences they katie's cases since being dropped it's easy to see the cyber threats can cause real fear
and often is deserving of punishment but other cases have ranged from the confusing to the downright ludicrous and figures obtained by r t show a steadily rising number of prosecutions in britain under the communications act two thousand and three including phone calls emails and social media posts within the police service and with another public sectors but it really is more about leadership than technology the technology needs to change absolutely fundamentally one needs to change is the attitude that leaders have towards social media many see as a huge risk what they feel to recognise is the fantastic opportunities and to really display the great skills great problem solving skill. an agreement will serve the new guidelines set to be made final by the criminal prosecution service in the coming weeks but with the explosion of seychelle media leaving british little
fighting to catch up many in the legal profession a warning that social media uses now need to tread very carefully i mean it is very deeply concerning i think legal perspective and i guess it would be interesting to see your advice to people that actually even though it's a case of say some of the say good things when it comes to safety media but it just thank you. they say well i'm afraid twitter simply isn't my thing for. me there is face book on your activities. but that's never been before so. you're forced to be extremely careful for. sara for a london. off the break we travel to the white sea where we take a look at the efforts to save seals from hunters stay with us.
six san diego residents were thrown off of an airplane not for what they said but how they said it because they said it in another language russian in fact a paranoid and cowardly steward on the plane told them that they had to clear out just for speaking another language to be here yes of some group of people were to commit a terrorist act then speaking in a foreign language would be a good tactic i can't deny that and for those who come to america better get on the ball and learn to speak english adequately but there is a problem about fifty million tourists visit america every year according to the u.s. department of commerce and trust me not all of them are canadians if the usa is going to have millions of tourists arriving in traveling by air then don't be surprised when they speak their own languages if you're going to throw foreigners off of
airplanes just for speaking their date of languages then you're going to have to basically throw people off of half of the planes flying over the united states but that's just my opinion. download the official publication to yourself choose your language stream quality and enjoy your favorites. if you're away from your television just doesn't matter now with your mobile device you can watch on t.v. anytime anywhere. nobody chooses to be homeless nobody chooses. to me and asked. is it was for the show to. get in the six pm get out six b six.
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